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SOC 391 - Bureaucracy and Large-Scale Organizations

(3 units) CO11
Sociology of modern large-scale organizations with emphasis on government agencies, corporations, political parties and labor unions.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. critically analyze organizations and organizational behavior in global contexts.
2. identify and analyze the impacts of organizations on the American society and other societies globally.
3. demonstrate how theories of organizations developed in the United States (or the West in general) may not adequately explain the behavior, structure and performance of complex organizations and public bureaucracies in developing countries.
4. articulate and evaluate how historical, political, social and cultural contexts shape the structure of contemporary organizations and public bureaucracies in the United States and globally.
5. contextualize how globalization has enabled transnational (or global) corporations (based in the U.S. and other developed countries) to “outsource” the delivery of their services or “to relocate” the manufacturing of the products to developing countries with inexpensive skilled labor.


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